iP503-333 ANSI “USB Type C” Universal Optical Probe Windows and Android Tablets

OVERVIEW

The NEW iP503-333 ANSI USB Optical Probes are designed for reading and programming ANSI electrical power meters. These optical probes are designed with an overmolded ‘USB Type C Male Connector’ to connect to Android or Windows based devices such as Tablets and any other compatible devices. In addition, they incorporate a new, smaller housing design that make them even lighter weight but still rugged with its Polycarbonate Glass Fiber Reinforcement material.

Their optical circuitry supports ANSI C12.18-1996 or 2006 communications protocols. They are compatible with virtually all ANSI utility meters, registers and recorders. They derive power from the USB C ports so there is no need for any additional Adapters or Converters for its function.

These probes work with Windows or Android Devices by installing appropriate Drivers that create a Virtual Serial Port to allow communication between the meter and the manufacturer’s Windows based or Android software.

The NEW iP503-333 ANSI Optical Probes solve problems related to mechanical wear-out due to the demanding environment under which probes are constantly subjected to. We address this problem using the most rugged mechanical and electrical design in the industry. These probes are designed with an almost indestructible Polycarbonate head that contains powerful magnets that ensure a good retention when attached to the meter’s optical port. They are designed with a Straight Polyurethane, Flame-retardant, Black cable 3.5 Feet or 6 Feet long (1 meter o 2 meters depending on customer’s specifications) that withstands the outside rugged environment. This claim is backed with an aggressive warranty and service policy.

Download datasheet iP503-333 ANSI “USB Type C” Universal Optical Probe Windows and Android Tablets.

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**NOTE: If needed, please follow the procedure “iP501/iP503 USB Probe Drivers Installation Instructions” to install the optical probe drivers in PC prior to using the iP503 USB optical probes**

  • New ANSI compatible design
  • New Bi-Color LED Indicator for TX / RX communication signals
  • New Smaller Housing design made of Polycarbonate w/Glass Reinforcement
  • Compatible with ANSI C12.18-1996 or 2006 standards
  • Designed for Windows or Android based devices such as Tablets and other compatible devices
  • Overmolded USB C Male Connector
  • Compatible with virtually all utility meters, registers and recorders
  • Powered by computer’s or Tablet’s USB C port
  • Straight cable, 3.5 feet long (1 Meter), Polyurethane Flame-retardant
  • Even lighter weight for reduced fatigue, wear and tear
  • Polycarbonate RED/BLUE filter to enhance infrared (IR) communications
  • Powerful retention magnets in probe head to ensure strong adhesion to meter’s optical port
Physical size:  Length 2.14″, Width 1.38″, Height 1.14″
Cable Type: Straight, Black, Polyurethane, Flame-Retardant Jacket
Cable Length: 3.5 Feet (1 Meters) or 6 feet (2 meters)
Connector:  USB C Male Connector
Weight:  Complete assembly weighs a maximum of 2.5 ounces (0.15 lbs)
Finish:  Probe Head Light Gray Polycarbonate
Reliability:  One-year (1) warranty for parts and labor
Signal Specifications:  Acts as a device to a host PC USB port
LED Indicator: TX (Red), RX (Green)
Compatibility:  ANSI C12.18-1996 or 2006
Power Requirements:  +5V DC powered by USB-C port
Data Rate:  Controlled by meter or 0 – 57,600 baud
Optical:  890 nm bi-directional IR interface
Software:  Drivers for multiple platforms; Windows 98/2000/XP/VISTA/Win7/Win10/Win Mobile/ Mac OS-9, Mac OS-X, Linux 2-40 and greater, Android
Temperature: Operating -30º to 60º C; Storage -40º to +85º C
Ruggedness: Meets the requirements of a numbers of tests including those for Thermal Shock, Humidity, Water Resistance, RF Susceptibility, ESD, Drop, Random Vibration, Solar Radiation, Salt, Fog and Low Pressure.
Windows or Android USB-C
ABB (Elster): 2550, 2650, All Alpha, Alpha T, A3, A1t, A1R, A1R+, 2430, others
Aptech/Robinton: LPR1, LPR2, LPR3, SR500, TR403, TR804
General Electric: KV, KV2, KV2-C, others
IUSA: Various
Siemens (Landis&Gyr): CTR101, CTR102, DC, DCR, DD, DG100, DT, DX, DXR, SD100, SM101, SM301, TMC101, LINC, DCRMA, DDMA, S4 family, AX series, RX series, MAXSYS 2410, MAXSYS 2510, Quad 4, others
Nexus: 1262 / 1272 Series, others
PSI: S100, S200, Quad 4
Power Measurement: ION 7000 series, 8000 series
Itron (Schlumbergẽr): Datastar®, Fulcrum®, Quantum®, Sentinel®, Centron®, Vectron®, OpenWay®
Synergistics: B40
Transdata: EMA, Mark V
Others: More to be added